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ShopSanity is joining ShopRunner – why?

Our press release went out this morning, so the word is out – ShopRunner acquired ShopSanity.  Leo and I started ShopSanity about 9 months ago, and when we did, we set out to build a big business to rival Catalina and Abacus.  We funded ourselves, we built a small team of 8 full and part time people who had all worked together before, and we went after the mission quickly and efficiently.  I’m proud of how hard the team...

The Cult of Amazon Prime – Some numbers

I loved the The Cult of Amazon Prime post by Jason Calacanis.  My experience is similar – signed up for Amazon Prime, began shopping there more, started subscribing to sundry items on a monthly basis to save 15%.  I’ve also noticed that I’m not the only person to talk about it at dinner parties anymore.  Jeff Bailey had an interesting take on what Amazon Prime is doing to Amazon’s numbers over at Ycharts. At ShopSanity, we spend a lot...

Inflation way up, Buy AAPL

ShopSanity rolled out another wave of preview invites this week.  We’re now helping our preview users organize tens of thousands of transactions across hundreds of retailers. All these transactions show two things strongly – inflation in household items is going bonkers and everyone loves Apple.   Books, batteries, coffee, and kids stuff are all getting more expensive fast:       Apple has a clean sweep of the most popular items:   ShopSanity is in private testing – if...

ShopSanity users – More promiscuous, more often!

At ShopSanity, we’ve started to sign up more users for pre-launch testing.  We’ve noticed that our users are getting more and more receipts in their email, and they’re getting them from more and more retailers.  More promiscuous:     (2011 is down because the big holiday season is still ahead of us.  Lots of shopping around during the holidays!  Our data start in 2004 with the launch of Gmail and Yahoo Mail’s increase in storage at the same time.)...

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